Create and Thrive is sharing 10 things that you must do to have a successful online craft business.  I definitely agree with some of these, like believing in yourself and practicing!

10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business | Create & Thrive.…

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Polymer Clay Trinkets

by Elaine Robitaille

Great clay trinkets! Amazing with one theme – adornment – and one material that people make such varied and interesting work:

Beehive and Branch Necklace by blockpartypress Goldstone and Goddess by sculptedwindows
Crossword Cat Brooch by catmadecom Silver and Black Stamped Earrings by theshagbag
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DIY Wedding Instagram Table Photo Frame via As Mom Sees It

If you’re sharing your wedding photos via Instagram, this easy to make frame is a fun way to let your guests know the hashtag to use! As Mom Sees It shares a quick and easy tutorial for making these adorable and inexpensive frames here.…

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Floating Moss Letters Tutorial

by Kimberly Jones

Floating Moss Letters Tutorial via A Handcrafted Wedding

Moss letters floating in thrifted frames are the perfect decorative element for a rustic, woodland-inspired wedding!. Learn how to make them with a quick and easy tutorial from A Handcrafted Wedding.…

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DIY Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow via Something Turquoise

Printed burlap has been catching my eye at craft and fabric stores lately, but leave it to the crafty geniuses at Something Turquoise to come up with a fun way to use it! In 30 minutes or less you can create a burlap ring bearer pillow with their instructions found here. And it’s no-sew!

For lots more burlap inspiration, visit …

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DIY Doily Cones for Wedding Treats via Domestically Blissful

One of my favorite details in this charming backyard wedding at Domestically Blissful are the DIY Doily Cones! Perfect for an informal summer celebration, these pretty paper containers are easy to make, budget-friendly, and can hold a variety of treats for your guests. Get the tutorial and more here.…

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I stumbled across this list of 8 Craft Fair Trends that are popular right now. Things like using trunks and hat boxes to display your art, or using wooden crates. If you’re doing any craft shows this summer, take a peek at this list!

View them here- 8 Craft Fair Trends You Must See.…

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Project: Stamped Metal Keychain and Etsy Plug

Are you familiar with Etsy? It’s a wonderful place filled with thousands of individually owned and run shops that specialize in hand made items, vintage and crafting supplies. I’ve had my own shop P is for Paper there for many years now. It’s a great place to find unique and one of a kind items for your self or …

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Alisa Burke is one of my favorite artists and recently she posted on her blog about “The Art of Chasing a Dream”, where she talks about her journey as an artist, and some important lessons she’s learned.

There are 9 videos she’s recorded and put in this post, so it might take a while to get through it all. …

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Libs’ The Rebel Quilt pattern

by Scarlett Burroughs

Libs Elliott quilt pattern Gumroad

This gorgeous quilt is the creation of Elizabeth Elliott. The pattern, The Rebel Quilt, is available in her online store.

Image credit: Libs Elliott

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Review: A Muse Studio Stamps

by Heather Holbrook

review: amuse studio

The brand new A Muse Studio catalog is filled with fantastic new stamps, paper and embellishments!! The are many general themes like the beach and ocean, travel, birthday, sports, phrases and words, large background patterns, alphas and numbers and florals along with trendy cool sets like a fox, hipster gear, donuts, zodiac stars, coffee and loads more. Many of the new stamp …

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Rustic DIY Gift Boxes

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Rustic Burlap Gift Boxes via Crafts Unleashed

Creating wedding favors en masse can be time consuming and expensive, so keeping it simple is a good idea! Crafts Unleashed shares a great solution for wedding favors that are both stylish and budget-friendly: rustic burlap boxes you can easily make yourself. This tutorial utilizes a handy punch board to make the boxes, but you could substitute ready made ones …

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Alison from Adventures in Making shared some tips for packaging your handmade items to sell! As Alison says “Packaging can go a long way to making your goods more valuable. The right kind of packaging can make a big impact on your potential customer, and even encourage them to buy more products from you in the future.”

Get the tips …

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Fourth-of-July-vignette_starsIt’s summertime and the 4th is tomorrow. Make some decorations for your barbecue! They’re easy and they use recycled glass. Sounds like a win win to me. Over at the Fine Craft Guild web site they have this project. There are votives and a vase for paper flowers…these are projects for the glass novice…think of it as an introduction to …

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Coming This September! Indie Craft Sampler is a new monthly subscription box that focuses on indie crafts! Each month a new box can be mailed to you full of handcrafted goods & services. It sounds kind of like Birch Box for indie crafts!

Great exposure for small indie business owners too. If you want to contribute, check out their contributor faq

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Product Review: Stampin’ Up!

by Heather Holbrook

 

Product Review: Stampin' Up!

This is my third review using products from the brand new Stampin’ Up Catalog. If you missed my first post with details about what’s in the catalog, along with project ideas you can check it out here and my second review is here. I also have a separate post with lots of samples using the new Blendabilities Markers that you

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DIY Felt Wedding Bouquet

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Felt Wedding Bouquet via Something Turquoise

I’ve been watching in amazement as the tutorials for this gorgeous bouquet unfolded over the course of a week at Something Turquoise! Detailed instructions for 8 beautiful felt flowers along with eucalyptus leaves culminated in the creation of the stunning bouquet shown above, and bonus ideas for boutonnieres. Get all the details here.…

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DIY Wedding Cake

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Wedding Cake via Intimate Weddings

Making your own wedding cake might seem a bit overwhelming. The key to success is to keep it simple! Learn how to create the fun cake shown above with a tutorial from Intimate Weddings. The post includes links to recipes for cakes and frostings, as well as ideas for a variety of other handmade cakes. Get all the details …

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Love Letter M Tutorial by Elyse Major via weddings.craftgossip.com

M is for …

If you like letters-as-décor then this project is for U

By Elyse Major

Single letters and numerals made of unfinished wood or paper mache are available at craft stores. Try your hand at decorating one and you may soon find yourself moving onto full monograms and mottos. Use to spell-out MRS and/or MR as gifts to …

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Two Peas in a bucket closingTwo Peas in a Bucket, the pioneer website for scrapbooking, recently announced its closing, after serving the scrapbooking community for 15 years. The site and store are open until July 10th with some restrictions. You can still access the gallery, if you wish to save any content there. They are holding a closing down sale with savings up to …

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